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With a graduate degree from the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, you'll learn from experts, build a global network, and develop the skills to make a difference.

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Master of Public Policy

With Sanford’s Master of Public Policy (MPP), you’ll develop as an ethical and inclusive leader using evidence-based tools and rigorous policy analysis. Choose from seven policy-area concentrations including Environment and Energy, Health, and Technology. MPP graduates are analysts, managers, and leaders in various levels of business, government, and nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world.

Master of International Development Policy

The Duke MIDP is a self-designed, interdisciplinary degree that equips mid-career professionals from around the world with the analytical tools and technical expertise necessary to become global leaders in sustainable development efforts. The program is administered by the Duke Center for International Development (DCID), based in the Sanford School of Public Policy.  When you graduate, you’ll be in the company of alumni spanning more than 100 countries working with international development agencies, in the private sector, and in local, state, and national governments across the globe.

Sanford School fellowships

MPP applicants:

MIDP applicants:

In addition, MPP and MIDP applicants can access various other Sanford School fellowships (over 20, combined!) based on their regional focus, country of origin, or demonstrated impact in public service and policy.

External fellowships

A number of external funding options are also available through Sanford School partners, including AmeriCorps, City Year, Peace Corps, Teach for America, and Yellow Ribbon.

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